Nursing as a Second Career January 29, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
Here are some things to consider why nursing is a great second career regardless of your age:
According to the March 2000 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, 81.7% of RNs are over 35, while the average age for an RN is 45.2, and 11.1% of […]
Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration - Health Care Management January 28, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , 1 comment so far
The Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management program is designed to provide nurses with a unique blend of advanced nursing and business management skills needed to manage today’s innovative health care delivery systems. The program combines essentials from both degree programs to provide students with the knowledge […]
Needlestick Injury Tips January 24, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
- Take appropriate precautions whenever undertaking any invasive procedure, or where exposure to blood or other bodily fluids is possible.
- Report any needlestick injury to occupational health department immediately and take their advice.
- It is unlawful to test blood for infectious disease without appropriate consent, unless it is in the patient’s interests to do so.
Medical Memory Cards: Learning Games for Nursing Students January 23, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , 2comments
Viki Chaudrue is a clinical instructor for nursing students; she’s the one who takes would-be nurses into a hospital setting for the very first time. With 24 years experience as an RN, the last 10 of them in an Emergency Room, Viki has a great deal of knowledge to impart. Invigorated by the enthusiasm and […]
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) January 22, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , 1 comment so far
What do Nurse Anesthetists do?
Working closely with other healthcare professionals such as surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, and anesthesiologists, a CRNA takes care of a patient’s anesthesia needs before, during and after surgery or the delivery of a baby by:
Performing a physical assessment
Participating in preoperative teaching
Rheumatology Nurse Mentorship Program January 21, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
The Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) working in collaboration with The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (IJHN), the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and Gullapalli & Associates, LLC (G&A), has developed the Rheumatology Nurse Mentorship Program, a year-long, interactive educational initiative that seeks to reinforce the role of rheumatology nurses to improve patient care and outcomes.
Therese Dexter, […]
Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference To Focus On Leadership and Technology Innovations January 18, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
Nurses who work in ambulatory care and health technology settings are constantly challenged by advances in practice and technology. To help them stay up-to-date, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) will offer a comprehensive slate of education sessions at its 33rd Annual Conference, April 17-20, 2008, in Chicago, IL.
The conference, which will […]
Registered Nurse Opportunities January 17, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , 2comments
There is an increasing number of aging baby boomers that need medical care, but with a third of the aging nursing workforce preparing to retire and not enough nurses to replace them, this means that predictions of a nursing shortage are coming true. The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projects a shortage of […]
Nurses, Patients March On CIGNA Forum January 16, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
The march which is to take place on January 16th 2008, in Chicago, was a result of the death of Nataline Sarkisyan on December 20, 2007, after a long battle against leukemia. Her tragic case has gained national attention because a potentially life-saving liver transplant was initially denied by her family’s insurer-CIGNA.
The National Nurses Organizing […]
Extended Shifts Makes Nurses Drive Home Drowsy January 15, 2008Posted by Ellen - RN, BSN in : MyNurseDegree , add a comment
A study, authored by Linda D. Scott, PhD, of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., shows that hospital staff nurses who work extended hours, work at night, struggle to remain awake at work, or obtain less sleep are more likely to experience a drowsy driving episode. Like many nurses out there, we […]